Leander Club: the First 200 Years



In 1818 six gentlemen climbed into a boat called ‘The Leander’, the rest is history! The aim of this bicentenary book is to celebrate the oldest and fastest rowing club. Leander Club began 200 years ago at a boatbuilder’s yard opposite the Houses of Parliament. Now idyllically located by Henley Bridge, the club boasts an impressive 124 Olympic and 3 Paralympic medals. Members of the Club shared their memories and photographs to enable the Editor to develop this 300 page volume, with 450 illustrations.